The Georgia Latino International Film Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit under the direction of Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association Inc. (LISTA). Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association Inc. (LISTA) is a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit providing institutions, organizations, events and corporations with technology and cultural enrichment services. These services include presentations, workshops, lectures, film festivals and more.
The Georgia Latino International Film Festival operate in Atlanta Ga and Norcross Ga. Located just minutes from Stone Mountain. Norcross is a small town known for it’s arts centers, restaurants and easy access to area attractions, trails, restaurants, shopping and scenic byways.
The Georgia Film and TV Office, a component of the Georgia’s Department of Economic Development, the Atlanta Mayor's office on Film and Entertainment and the Georgia Production Partnership are annual supporters of the event and is sponsor of the festival and it’s activities.
The purpose of this non-profit organization is to conduct an annual film festival in the state of Georgia that features Latino produced films among other national and international entries.
The mission of the Georgia Latino Internatiinal Film Festival is to build awareness of independent films and film as an art form; provide educational opportunities for students and Georgia Latino filmmakers; and create opportunities for the Georgia communities to experience high-quality Latino films.
To make sure that our stories are being told in Hollywood and around the world and that our community has a place in Georgia where Latino film executives directors and artists at the forefront of the Latino Film and animation industry can come together to discuss the future of our industry and create a vehicle to develop the next generation of Georgia Latino film-makers.
The Event offers Laurels and Awards to all winning Short and Long Form Movies, director, Actor, Actress, web-series and best student film.
GALIFF AWARDS FEES:
Our submission fees are low compared to other film festival, the Georgia Latino Film Alliance is charging the following fees :
PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO ADD SHIPPING FEES.
AWARDS, COMMEMORATIVE STATUETTES & REPLACEMENT STATUETTES – $250 EACH
Stations, studios and production companies may order a commemorative statuette for public display at their place of business (up to a maximum of three per winning entry). The statuette is engraved with the same information as the actual GALFF Award.
Replacement statuettes may be ordered for a statuette that have been broken. All pieces of the statuette must be returned to our office. Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
GALFF PLAQUES – $125 EACH
GALFF Plaques, may be purchased by individuals designated by the entrant of an GALFF-awarded entry. The plaque is 10 ½ x 13 with an inscribed gold plate featuring the GALFF logo. Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
CERTIFICATES – $50 EACH
GALFF Certificates, may be purchased by individuals who contributed to an GALFF-awarded entry but were NOT listed on the original entry form. Cost is $50 per certificate. Send a brief letter stating the credit (director, editor, etc.), entry title, entry category and year awarded. GALFF Awards must be approved by the Chapter before the order is placed. Please only purchase one certificate per name.
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NOMINATION PLAQUES – $125 EACH
The GALFF is offering a plaque commemorating work on GALFF Award-nominated pieces. The rosewood plaque is 8 x 10 with an inscribed gold plate featuring the GALFF logo. Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Please only purchase one award per name.
NOMINATION OR CONTRIBUTOR COMMEMORATIVE CURVED GLASS – $180 EACH
NOMINATION: The GALFF offers a curved glass award commemorating work on GALFF nominated pieces.
CONTRIBUTOR: These may also be purchased by individuals who contributed to an GALFF-awarded entry but were NOT listed on the original entry form.
Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Please only purchase one award per name.
Georgia Latino Film Festival Criteria
At least 3 participants of each film, filmmakers and talent must be present at the Georgia Latino Film Festival to qualify for the awards or the official selection (only for finalist and semifinalist films that we will be showcasing at GALIFF). If the cast or filmmakers cannot attend, you will receive only an honorary mention (if your film gets selected and will not be screening.
We will contact you to sign a Confidenciality agreement so we can announce winners by email between 7 to 5 days prior to the event, so you can purcharse your prize on time and get it at the GALIFF
Entries must be written, directed, produced and/or principally acted by Latinos.
More than one entry can be submitted. However each entry must be accompanied by separate submission forms, fee and materials.
Year of completion must be 2021 or later.
All Spanish or Caribbean Language films must have English subtitles.
You are encouraged to submit prior to the deadline for a reduced fee.
Online submissions must include a signed copy of the entry form, fee, publicity photo and 250 word synopsis of the film.
Signing the entry form certifies that you are the rightful owner of the submitted work and own all rights and releases necessary for public screening. All legal clearances and releases including, but not limited to talent, music or stock footage are the responsibility of the filmmaker. The submitted film is not subject to litigation and is not threatened by litigation.
We require 1Blu-Ray and DIGITAL copies (NTSC-US format). They must be clearly labeled with title, running time, director’s name and contact e-mail address. A separate entry form and fee must be completed for each film. Payments must be made by PayPal only. No personal checks will be accepted.
Please Fedex or UPS your films and materials to
C/O Georgia Latino Film Festival
5943 Jimmy Carter Blvd
Norcross Ga 30071
Flashdrives, DVD and Blue Ray screeners will not be returned. Incomplete entries will not be considered.
Please double check to ensure that your DVD/Blu Ray /FlashDrive plays back properly.
Web Series Entries: Open to all genres. Must be created or performed by people of color. Meet all of the previously stated entry guidelines. However, your submission should be a currently running web series. 2 DVD’S with 1-2 episodes (no longer than 15 minutes each) should be submitted with your completed entry form. Please write ‘Web Series Entry’ on your entry form.
If your work is selected, you agree to provide a final exhibition DVD no later than September 1st, 2020. You give permission for Georgia Latino Film Festival and OVNLatino to utilize Movie, clips or stills of your entry for festival promotional purposes (including but not limited to television, web, OVN Latino and presentations).
There is no premiere requirement, however Georgia Latino Film Festival encourages at least an Atlanta premiere for selected films. A press kit is required only after acceptance. A color production photo or title is required with your submission.
Georgia Latino Film Festival is not responsible for damage to or loss of any submitted materials in route to the Festival. The sender is responsible for all shipping costs (including customs and delivery fees). Georgia Latino Film Festival will only acknowledge receipt of your entry by email.
Notices will only be given to accepted artists by the last week of September. Two festival All Access passes will be given to designated representatives of the selected entry. Master Classes and selected other events are not included.
Feature Film (narrative fiction): (40 minutes +)
Short Film (1-39 minutes)
Documentary: (30 minutes +)
Short Documentary: (1-29 minutes)
Best Web Series (1-15 minutes)
Submission fees cannot be waived. They are payable by PayPal only (please add PayPal use fee). Do not send cash. Submissions will not be returned. Student submissions must include a copy of current school identification.
Note that if your film was shot in Georgia or there are any Georgia ties of your principals (Georgia residence) there is an entry fee reduction. Verification is required.
GALIFF will make every reasonable attempt to deliver items in the shortest time frame possible. GALIFF can not be held responsible for delays caused by USPS and other carriers.
GALIFF has a no return, exchanges, or refund for delivered items (includes all tickets) policy.